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Overseas born - Introduction

In 2011, there were 10,094 overseas born people living in Rockhampton.

This population includes anyone who stated a birthplace country other than Australia or its territories on their Census form.

The population born overseas is an extremely important one in Australia, as immigration is integral to our national identity, and has increased markedly since 2006. Information on migrant communities is vital for planning local government activities such as community services, library collections, translation services, as well as planning for types of dwellings and community infrastructure.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

People born overseas

Key statistics
Rockhampton - Overseas born20112006Change
Number%Brisbane SDNumber%Brisbane SD2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Males5,06750.249.23,80650.349.2+1,261
Females5,02849.850.83,76049.750.8+1,268
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years90017.88.346612.37.6+434
15 - 24 years8408.312.35226.911.8+318
15 - 24 years8408.312.35226.911.8+318
25 - 64 years6,75566.965.95,20268.966.3+1,553
25 - 64 years6,75566.965.95,20268.966.3+1,553
65 years or more1,59915.813.61,36318.014.3+236
65 years or more1,59915.813.61,36318.014.3+236
Total population10,094100.0100.07,553100.0100.0+2,541
Total population10,094100.0100.07,553100.0100.0+2,541
Language Top 3--------------
English6,566130.156.95,656149.562.0+910
Vietnamese3113.12.5640.82.7+247
Vietnamese3113.12.5640.82.7+247
Afrikaans2502.50.91021.30.6+148
Afrikaans2502.50.91021.30.6+148
Year of arrival--------------
2006 and after3,03630.127.6--------
Before 20066,51964.667.9--------
Education institute attending--------------
Pre-school420.40.5420.60.50
Primary school4804.84.42443.23.9+236
Secondary school3753.74.21992.64.1+176
Tertiary (University and TAFE)7057.09.75897.89.0+116
Highest qualification achieved--------------
University2,87331.336.51,98928.030.0+884
Other post-school1,69318.416.11,30118.316.0+392
No qualification3,82441.640.43,07243.345.1+752
Work--------------
Unemployment rate3125.26.72405.75.3+72
Participation rate6,01165.565.74,21959.463.2+1,792
Household income--------------
$599 or less1,49615.213.2--------
$600 to $19994,11441.841.3--------
$2000 or more3,09431.535.4--------
Household type--------------
Couple with children4,21244.948.52,68138.247.8+1,531
Couple with children4,21244.948.52,68138.247.8+1,531
Couple without children2,82730.126.12,40134.226.1+426
Couple without children2,82730.126.12,40134.226.1+426
One parent family7247.79.56098.710.1+115
One parent family7247.79.56098.710.1+115
Group household4985.36.03985.75.2+100
Group household4985.36.03985.75.2+100
Lone person household1,06411.38.387112.49.4+193
Lone person household1,06411.38.387112.49.4+193
Dwelling type--------------
Private dwellings9,84194.497.87,37893.097.9+2,463
Non-private dwellings5875.62.25567.02.1+31
Housing tenure--------------
Fully owned2,58526.322.02,46833.426.9+117
Fully owned2,58526.322.02,46833.426.9+117
Mortgage2,95830.137.32,33331.637.7+625
Mortgage2,95830.137.32,33331.637.7+625
Renting3,95140.238.42,36032.032.8+1,591
Renting3,95140.238.42,36032.032.8+1,591
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house7,65377.878.36,06982.381.4+1,584
Medium density1,56215.914.681411.012.6+748
High density941.06.7490.75.4+45

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Data notes

For dwelling related topics (household type, household income, bedrooms etc), only household members who state an overseas birthplace are included in the table. If more than one household member was born overseas, there will be multiple counts for the same household in the table. People who did not answer the birthplace question are excluded.

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